5 charged in double homicide in St. Joseph

8 months 4 days 15 hours ago July 19, 2016 Jul 19, 2016 Tuesday, July 19 2016 Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:13:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) — Five people have been charged in a deadly shooting in St. Joseph.

As of Monday, second-degree murder charges had been filed against 34-year-old Omar Martinez Velez, 31-year-old Luis Omar Robles-Vagas, 19-year-old Alexi Martinez-Andino, 29-year-old Luz A Figueroa-Castillo and 26-year-old Raymond Jimenez Benebi Jr. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that bond has been denied on all cases. It wasn't immediately known if they had attorneys.

Authorities say 22-year-old Kevin Villegas Melendez and 25-year-old Raymond Gonzalez Ortiz were killed Sunday morning. Four of the suspects were arrested later in the day.

Authorities also are investigating bullet holes that were reported Monday in a vehicle and house at another location. St. Joseph police Capt. Jeff Wilson says the bullets apparently were fired Sunday and were connected to the deadly shootings.

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